Broadwalk Frog Platform at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Broadwalk Frog Platform at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Double and twin rooms at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Double and twin rooms at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

2 nights from £679 per person

Overview

Discover the Borneo rainforest with a two-night stay at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Located on the Kinabatangan River, an ideal location to explore the surrounding areas and search for wildlife such as wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, otters, bears, wild cats, variety of beautiful birds and even crocodiles.
During your stay you will enjoy some unforgettable experiences, which include observing orangutans at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and river cruises along the Kinabatangan and Menanggul river.

Highlights:

  • Great location perched on the edge of the Kinabatangan River which is an ideal spot for wildlife watching
  • Observe feeding time at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit the nursery to watch the juvenile orangutans
  • Visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre that rescue and rehabilitate these incredible bears
  • Enjoy river tours in search for wildlife and birds
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre & Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Early morning you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Sandakan, where upon arrival you will drive for approximately 30 minutes to the world’s largest Orangutan Rehabilitation centre in Sepilok. Wander through the rainforest on the boardwalks to the free roaming area and feeding platform. At 10:00am its feeding time, enjoy watching these magnificent creatures eat their breakfast before visiting the outdoor nursey to learn more about the management of the juvenile orangutans.

Your next visit will be to the Sun bear Conservation Centre where you will learn about the project to rescue sun bears. A perfect place to learn and observe the sun bears searching for honey.

After lunch you will be transferred to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge where you check in (Standard room with twin beds) located on the Kinabatangan river which is surrounded by nature trails. This afternoon you will head out on your first cruise to the Menanggul river in search of wildlife, as the sunsets you return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (Lunch and dinner included)

Day 2

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Wake up early this morning to the calls of the jungle and start the day with a river trip to the unique Oxbow lake watching for wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, after you can embark on the hilly walking trails behind the lodge, join in on the optional experience to the Gomantong Caves in the 3,924-hectare Gomantong Forest Reserve or enjoy lunch at a local villager’s house.

In the afternoon enjoy another river cruise in search of more wildlife such as wild orangutans, macaques, silver leaf monkeys and more. Return to the lodge for dinner where you will enjoy a video show in the evening.

Overnight: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

After breakfast, transfer back to Sandakan for your afternoon flight back. (Breakfast included)

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with air con and private bathroom
  • Return flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  • Transfers and tour with a local English-speaking guide in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private river cruises with English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees and activities as described in the itinerary
  • 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner

What’s Not Included:

  • Optional tours
  • National Tourism Tax (paid locally to the resort)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communities, postage, gratuities etc
  • Drinks with meals

Please note that the visit to the outdoor nursery at Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on day 1 depends highly upon the health of the orangutans, the nursery will be closed if the orangutans are sick.

Donna Jones
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